University of South Florida - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 298 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 42,861 (31,461 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,428 in-state; $21,126 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The school is very receptive to student feedback.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The program I am currently in is really great because it is for people like me who got their undergraduate degree in something other than education, but decided they wanted to become a teacher. We have people from all difference backgrounds. The classes are small, which is also a bonus. The cons are being able to afford this program is tough. It takes a lot of dedication and hard word, and because of that I had to quit my job to keep up with the work load and internships. Overall though, it's been a great experience learning to work with children.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2014

Access to financial aid is abysmal. Students from out of state receive assistantships, while those of us in state with financial need do not. Many students who struggle to earn enough, or take loans to pay tuition have no access to aid, while students receiving financial aid play on their i-phones and tablets during class. Something is very wrong with the award guidelines and processes.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The physical therapy program at USF is a great program. Though it is very intense and requires a lot of hard work and study time I feel that I am learning a lot and will be very well prepared for a career as a physical therapist.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Psychology graduate program at USF is exceptional. We have terrific faculty that are approachable and willing to help their students advance in their careers. Former graduate students have excellent track records in regards to finding internships, post-doc positions, and jobs. The city is wonderful too. I did not expected to like Tampa as much when I moved here. I love the city and I wish I could stay. There is a lot to do in Tampa and the surrounding area. It is a great place for people that like the water and outdoor activities. The only bad thing is that Tampa is a very spread out city. You have to drive a bit to get to places. But it is worth it.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Re: Clinical Psychology program Pros: Small cohort (less than 10 students); strong research training; faculty of strong pedigree; great clinical externship opportunities; students move on to internships, post-docs, and faculty positions at top/prestigious universities; laid back and supportive faculty and student body; students typically collaborate well and get along (not a great deal of competitiveness amongst students) Cons: Clinical training less emphasized (not in terms of hours obtained before internship, but in terms of education/didactics) than research training; didactics limited overall; some labs are slow to get students out; program not great at putting students on a year-by-year plan of progress to ensure quick movement through the program
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Some pros of the program are that it prepares graduates for a variety of roles, such as teaching, doing research, and even administration opportunities. A con of the program is the growth its been going through. I think before my time here is over, the department as a whole may have outgrown the building we are in. Not really a con; but something to consider for practical reasons.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

I began the Master's in Biomedical Sciences Program after not being accepted to medical school. After the program, I easily improved my MCAT and have already been accepted to several medical schools this time around. The program was an adequate level of difficulty and allowed me to work part-time.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the convenience of an online quality curriculum.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The Master of Public Health Program at University of South Florida is excellent. The faculty and staff is very approachable when you need them. The College of Public Health is very active on campus and in the community - you can see many students volunteering in health fairs and flu shot drives. There are also plenty of opportunities for student organization involvement. As far as cons of the program, there really isn't much other than that you have to figure a lot of things and processes out on your own. But I feel like that is how graduate school starts - you're just kind of thrown off in this new world. It is up to you, the student, to make the best of your graduate program regardless of what school, and to make sure to get what you really want out of it.
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